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jorel 02-23-2004 06:25 PM

DVD Burners: Great firmware page, cd-rw and dvd-rw
 
great firmware page

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

just click in the label of your drive!

Dialhot 02-23-2004 06:47 PM

Be carreful !

These is a "special" firmware page !
The firware here are cracked and modifed fimrware that turn you drive in "no-zone" drive (xhat is called RPC-1 in computer words). That mean that you will be abble to play DVD from all the planet.

BUT... sometimes the firmware modified some features of the player !

For instance, for my pioneer 106D, the firmware is "2x DVD-R / 12x DVD ripp". That means that is turns the ripp speed to 12x (insteed of 4x by default) BUT THE DVD-R WILL BE BURN AT 2x INSTEED OF 4X !!!

So, be carrefull.

jorel 02-23-2004 08:15 PM

noy only the "specials" Phil.
there have the links to the original factory labels and
when the firmware is "special" have lots of advices.

a few days i got an lg4040 that can't be read 4x medias
even using the last 3 firmwares from the factory.
then i download the firmware from this page and works perfect.
now i sold the lg4040 and got the lg4081b!

about pioneer 106d:
strange.....2 friends of mine have the same pioneer 106d
and no one of them have this problems.....i will ask about it!
i read somewhere that the firmware for pioneer 107
when used in 106d model works like a charm (region free)

...and another about dual layer in 106d(seems impossible)
some notes here:
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...p=ja_en&tt=url

Dialhot 02-23-2004 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel
about pioneer 106d:
strange.....2 friends of mine have the same pioneer 106d
and no one of them have this problems.....i will ask about it!

Please, do ! I actually didn't install the firmware because I don't want to turn my 4x burner in az 2x one just to have a RPC-1 player (my other DVD-ROM is already RPC1, so I don't care :-))

Quote:

i read somewhere that the firmware for pioneer 107
when used in 106d model works like a charm (region free)
Are you sure about that ? Because with this firmware you can burn at... 8x (on the 107).

Quote:

...and another about dual layer in 106d(seems impossible)
No at all ! Pioneer did a demo at the CeBit : 106 can actually burn 2-layer DVD. And a lot of other current DVD burner can !
But trust me : producer will NEVER release the firmwares for that. They have too much to earn by solding new burners !

BobNET 02-24-2004 01:41 AM

I grabbed the 1.33 firmware for my Pioneer A05 to get 12x ripping; the official firmware only lets you copy Video DVDs at 2x or less, which is annoying when making backups, and nearly useless when you want to make a copy of a DVD you made yourself...

It gives RPC-1 which I may never use since I don't expect to get any discs that aren't region 1 in the near future; it also allows burning of some old 1x DVD-Rs at 2x which I'll also never need since I have no 1x discs (I've just switched to real 4x media).

Come to think of it, Dialhot, that could be what the "2x" in the firmware for your 106 indicates (burn 1x discs at 2x), you can probably still burn 4x discs at the top speed. It's worth a try if you're able to get the official firmware from Pioneer (so you can revert just in case)...

jorel 02-24-2004 07:47 AM

another firmware page:

http://flashman.rpc-1.com/

:!:

jorel 02-24-2004 07:55 AM

all right Phil,wait for me...
i'm waiting my friends,it's holidays here(carnaval)
and they will back in the end of this week.

details:
one of this 2 friends give me 2 dvd-rw samsung 4.7gb ver1.1 as gift
and told me take his pioneer 106 don't recognize the medias.
the medias works very fine in my lg.
now the strange:
i take this medias to the home of my another friend that
have the same pioneer 106 and the media works ok...rec and play!
8O
better is back to the first friend pc and search for what is wrong there!
:?

Dialhot 02-24-2004 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobNET
It's worth a try if you're able to get the official firmware from Pioneer (so you can revert just in case)...

Nope ! The upgrade software allows you to install a firmware only if it's a release greater than the one that is already in the driver. So if I burn a rpc-1 1.07 (the last realease for 106D) I can't return back to offical 1.07 :-(

That is why I wanted to be sure. As I told, I already have an other DVD-Rom that is RPC-1 and can ripp at 8x so it is not a matter of death for me :-)

BobNET 02-24-2004 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dialhot
Nope ! The upgrade software allows you to install a firmware only if it's a release greater than the one that is already in the driver.

Ah, I didn't realize that... good thing the firmware upgrade worked fine on the first try on my A05...

I wonder if DVRFlash (listed on the Pioneer firmware page) is able to downgrade the firmware... we'll have to wait to hear back from Jorel, I guess...

jorel 02-25-2004 08:24 PM

Phil,
one of my friends that have the pioneer 106
is back from his trip and call me a few minutes.
i ask for the firmware used and everything about.
he talk that was in pioneer homepage and the last
firmware there is the same that came with his drive.
he didn't change anything.
now i'm waiting for the other friend, ok?

see this tool:
"What's my firmware?"

http://flashman.rpc-1.com/Firmware/D...are_detect.exe
:)

jorel 02-29-2004 04:21 PM

Phil,
my another friend call me a few minutes and send the information:

DVR 106D (Rev. 1.07)
is the original firmware that came with the driver :!:

jorel 02-29-2004 07:48 PM

take a look Phil:

http://gradius.rpc1.org/

:!:

Dialhot 02-29-2004 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel
DVR 106D (Rev. 1.07)
is the original firmware that came with the driver :!:

Jorel, you missed something : the RPC1 firmware are often original ones that are CRACKED to become RPC-1.
I know that 1.07 is the original from pioneer, but the REAL original one (the one that is currently in my DVD) is RPC-2 ! not RPC-1. And with this I burn DVD at 4x, not 2x as it is mentioned on the RPC-1 1.07 firmware !

jorel 02-29-2004 09:36 PM

right!!

check version:

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-...version_e.html

then look here:

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-...v00002r_e.html

then here:

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-...html#firmware1

* "Once updated to version 1.07, this drive will not revert to older firmware versions."

cool or lame?

Dialhot 03-01-2004 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel
* "Once updated to version 1.07, this drive will not revert to older firmware versions."

That's why I don't want to put the RPC-1 if it is true that the DVD-R burn speed will be x2 with it.

If someone can answer to this, I will be glad to read it. Else I will continue to live with the official firmware.

jorel 03-01-2004 08:43 AM

Phil,
i'm curious:

if i right understand,
using firmware 1.06:
"4X DVD-R Writability Improvement
2X DVD-RW Writability Improvement
Defect management(DRT-DM) Improvement
+RW Readability Improvement"

using firmware 1.07
"DVD-RW Writability Improvement
2X DVD-R Writability Improvement
DVD Playability Improvement"

means that using 1.07 you will got
"2X DVD-R Writability Improvement"
it's only "improvement for 2x...
---> NOT means that the drive will stop to burn in 4x :!:
like posted here:
http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-...v00002r_e.html

and more:
the first friend send me now a mail with the following informations:

after search in pionner homepage for new firmware,
i download the 1.07.
then i see that was the same that came with the drive !
i don't up update:

"PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D (Rev. 1.07)"
Region code: 4
Region Control: RPC-2
my 2 friends got this model in the same day!
was me that did a call searching where had the drives for they buy!

the firmwares are originals that came with the drives
---> without any update and burn ok at 4x :!:

he give me a copy of "final fantasy" that was burned at 4x!!!!
it's true my friend,not kidding!
:wink:
i have 2 screenshots that he send to me from dvdinfo
showing the firmware revision like posted,
if you want,i send it to you!

correct me if i understand something wrong, ok?
:)

Dialhot 03-01-2004 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel
correct me if i understand something wrong, ok?
:)

You are talking about the official 1.07 RPC-2 firwmare (that I already have in my drive :!: It seems that you still don't understand that) and NOT the 1.07 RPC-1 that is the one that gives me doubts !

THAT is what is indicated for RPC-1 (that is a cracked firmware, I repeat) on http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

"Pioneer DVR-106 v1.07 RPC-1 + 2xDVD-R + 12xRip"

Don't you undersand this as "with this firmware you will ripp at 12x and burn DVD-R at 2x" ? I do understand that like this. And you?

jorel 03-01-2004 09:19 AM

oh my God!
:lol:

see what i found:

Drive: Pioneer DVR-106/DVR-A06 (Dual format DVD+/- Burner)
Convert all OEM versions to true PIONEER DVR-106D
Flash all Pioneer DVR106 Drives Retail or OEM
Firmware Rev.: v1.07
Platform: WINDOWS XP
Patch: RPC-1 (Region Free) + 2xDVD-R + 12xRip (pressed DVDs)
Date: 2003.10.29 - 09:30 GMT
Author: Agent Smith
Release Notes: This is the release of the Universal Flasher with
the release version of the 2x4all DVD-R, RPC1 and
including the anti 2x Rip Speed limitation patch
for pressed encrypted DVD-VIDEO
->The 2xDVD-R patch DOES NOT alter the write strategy for
Pioneer 2x authorized media, or any media that is burnt
at 1x or 4x
PROPER BURN OF 2X NON AUTHORIZED MEDIA IS NOT GUARANTEED!
Flashing Instructions: Make sure you don't have Intel Application Accelerator
or any third party IDE controller accelerators or drivers
installed, Close all running programs. Make sure there
is no disk in the drive by ejecting the tray.
The default drive letter is G:\ if you drive is different
to this then edit the Flasher.pif shortcut properties
command line to the correct drive letter
MAKE SURE IT IS UPPER CASE FOR THE DRIVE LETTER.
Double click on the shortcut "Flasher.pif" and follow
the on screen instructions
Naturally if you are converting an OEM drive
You will get the message Firmwares and Drive type mismatch
THIS IS EXPECTED AS YOU ARE CHANGEING THE DRIVE TYPE
WARNING! WARNING! ONCE FLASHED TO A TRUE PIONEER IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE
WARNING! WARNING! TO REVERT BACK TO THE OEM VERSION
Useful Links: http://forum.rpc1.org/ (See: DVD-R/RAM/+RW)
http://pioneerdvd.rpc1.org/
http://flashman.rpc1.org
http://www.dvd-recordable.org
Thanks to: >NIL:, Flash, nicw, Gradius, zaitec2, Vlad & Igor...


see....the author was AGENT SMITH
8O
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:rotf:

http://flashman.rpc1.org/Firmware/PI..._Flash_1.0.zip

cool or lame Phil?
:wink:

Dialhot 03-01-2004 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel
see....the author was AGENT SMITH
8O
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:rotf:

Damn'it ! I'm everywhere and I don't even know it :rotf:


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